Friday, January 1, 2016

Creative Play for the New Year

Today I begin my 10th year writing this blog, and this is my 800th post. Yay! When I set out on New Year's Day in 2007, the blog was named "Fabric Art and Crafts" and I can still remember how excited I was at the prospect of sharing my work and connecting with other bloggers. My tech-y daughter got me started with Blogger and, although I've had my ups and downs with consistency, I'm really happy that I've stuck with it. Most of all, I'm so happy with the very good blogging friends I've made along the way.

In the past, I sometimes chose a word or words to inspire me through the year. This year I really feel like playing with art - trying new things I've always wanted to try and making what pleases ME! I used to love painting fabric and I plan to go back to that, plus cut paper, felting, collage and - most enjoyable for me - creating characters in a variety of mediums. Now I'm getting excited and it's time for bed, as I write this at 12:30 am on New year's Eve!

And so, my inspiration words for the year are Creative Play.

I hope you have some creative plans for your year, too. Do you have an inspiration word and something you'd really like to try for the first time? I hope we can share our creations. Leave a comment and I'll visit your blog!

 In the meantime, here's wishing you a very


Nan and =^..^= said...

Happy New Year Judy,
I love your new header banner….so beautiful.
I am excited to see what inspired new art you will be creating in 2016.
New sets of watercolors are inspiring me along with the magical moment I find in nature …here's to expressing ourselves with our art in 2016!

sharon said...

Thank you, thank you, and congratulations on your 800th post. All good wishes as you begin this new year.
I am delighted in your choice of self-encouraging phrase and what that will mean for your faithful followers. I'm so very grateful to have a window into your world, Judy, and to hold your kindred spirit near mine.
Wahoo, and on with the fun!

Karen L R said...

10 years!!! Hooray for you, Judy! It will be such fun to see what you'll be up to in 2016. Keep on playing!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Judy - I think your creative play is going to be wonderful. Hope you have a blessed 2016.

Simone said...

I love your new header and blog name Judy! Congratulations on almost a decade in blogging! It has been fun sharing the journey with you. Creative play are great words to cajole us all along into 2016! Happy New Year! x

Shell said...

Happy New Year, Judy. Creative play is a great word for 2016. Happy ten years of blogging, that is a great accomplishment.

Anne Butera said...

Happiest of Happy New Years to you, Judy!

Here's to the best year yet!

Congrats on all those years of blogging. I hope to be able to follow along on your adventures for many more, too. :)

Your new header is wonderful and I especially love that photo of all the flowery bits and your scissors. Creative Play, indeed!!